Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds early today after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.
Oktibbeha County investigators are finding little insight into a Sunday shooting at an Oktibbeha County nightclub despite two days of canvassing for clues and interviewing potential witnesses, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Commander Brett Watson said. No arrests have been made after gunfire in Club Rock's parking lot left five people injured.
A joint House-Senate conference committee Monday filed a new version of HB 615, legislation that will honor former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias with a road designation in Oktibbeha County, with additional designations across Mississippi.
A joint House-Senate conference committee filed a newly negotiated Starkville-Oktibbeha school merger bill Monday with numerous technical amendments that preserve requests previously made by the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure.
Lowndes County supervisors set an April 30 public hearing date to hear from taxpayers on a proposed resolution that would give them authority to issue bonds for industrial development purposes if they felt it necessary.
A teenager has been arrested for making false bomb threats.
Stalled contract negotiations between local cable television provider Cable One and a major cable programmer will mean the loss of some popular channels for subscribers.
City leaders will hold a public hearing in May to get taxpayer feedback on a possible millage increase to fund infrastructure upgrades throughout Columbus.
Oktibbeha County sheriff deputies are continuing to canvas the countryside for clues surrounding a Sunday shooting at Club Rock that left five people injured. Sheriff Steve Gladney confirmed five shots were fired at the facility's parking lot about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Five people were injured in the shooting, and their injuries ranged in severity.
This summer, the Columbus Housing Authority will be undergoing a leadership change after the retirement of Earl Weeks, its executive director of more than 13 years.
No arrests have been made in a shooting outside a nightclub near Starkville that left five people wounded.
State legislators formed a second conference committee last week to negotiate minor and technical amendments to Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger provisions currently moving through the state capitol.
Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Census. But was it geography or gerrymandering that gave Republicans an edge in state after state?
Mississippi lawmakers have extended trade-secret protections to universities and community colleges by exempting materials tied to any commercial, scientific or technical research from the state's Open Records Act before the research is published.
Fewer than half of Mississippi's primary care doctors are taking new Medicaid patients, Mississippi State University researchers say.
Mississippi lawmakers must approve dozens of bills in the state's $6 billion budget before a deadline today.
Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi's U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary. Gene Taylor says he never asked constituents their political affiliation, and he hopes they'll accept him with a new label.
General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent recall.
Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and -- in a potential break for the search -- mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.
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